INdex
Adolescence, 316–47; kissing and, 371
Akerman, Chantal, 397–432
Albaret, Céleste. See Proust, Marcel
Anorexia, 8; Adam Phillips’s notion 
of, 19; anorectic boredom and, 332; 
Barrie and, 236–40; as Barthesian, 
8, 18; Juan David Nasio’s notion of, 
19; Proustian, 13–14, 236, 238
Asceticism: in Barthes, 6–8, 22; in 
Proust, 22
Bachelard, Gaston, 100–102, 214, 217
Bal, Mieke, 38, 381
Balint, Michael, 173
Barrie, J. M., 163–251, 305–6
Barthes, Roland, 1–23 passim, 129–
61; nostalgia and, 33, 45, 47–52; 
Werther and, 154–55; Winnicott 
and, 137, 153–55. See also Nest, nest-
ing; Punctum
Baudelaire, Charles, 112–14, 214, 233, 
292, 352–53, 356–57, 358–59, 393
Benjamin, Walter, 110, 130, 133, 213, 
308, 357–60, 403–5
Berger, John, 375
Bergman, Ingmar, 91, 109
Birkin, Andrew, 196
Blue, 184, 209, 321, 368, 372, 375, 391, 
397–432 passim; Barthes and, 137, 154–
55; Lartigue as “blue butterfly,” 289
Boredom, 133, 156, 398–423 passim
Boyish, boyishly: Barrie and, 207, 234; 
blue and, 209; definition of, 5, 27; to 
read boyishly, 14–15, 24–26, 30–32, 
33, 56, 334, 371, 436. See also Flight
Boym, Svetlana, 286–87
Brassaï, 288, 301–2
Breath, 349–65; Barthes’s tuberculosis 
and, 49–50, 360; as correspondence, 
351–52, 356–57, 361–62; as food, 
351, 352; Michelet and, 359; Peter 
Pan and, 359; Proust’s asthma and, 
13–14, 93, 350–51, 360, 434, 458 n.36
Brecht, Bertolt, 143
Carroll, Lewis, 27–28, 87, 119, 178, 213, 
236, 238
Chase, Malcolm, 52; Christopher Shaw 
and, 44, 53
Childhood: as Barthes’s fictive coun-
try, 49–50; as Barthes’s gaze, 45; as 
frozen (Rachel Whiteread), 107–9; 
as Lartigue’s gaze (“eye trap”), 
91–93; psychoanalysis and, 105–7; 
Photographic Real and, 254; skill of 
the artist and, 233–34
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